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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Rhianna Pratchett (Lead Writer, Tomb Raider)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Rhianna Pratchett is a professional writer who originally started off as a journalist (PC Zone, The Guardian) before becoming a video game scriptwriter (Heavenly Sword, Mirror’s Edge). Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed the new Tomb Raider reboot (PlayStation 3), describing it as “a flawed game that manages to move past its problems to largely deliver upon the promise of a character-driven epic adventure/inception story.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Rhianna Pratchett, Tomb Raider’s lead writer!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Claire Hummel (Concept Artist, BioShock Infinite)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Claire Hummel is an incredibly talented artist currently working for Microsoft Game Studios Publishing. Claire recently collaborated with Irrational Games on their hit video game BioShock Infinite, helping to design Elizabeth and the Letuce ‘twins’. In Alternative Magazine Online’s recent review of BioShock Infinite, Elizabeth was described as the “game’s secret weapon” – she truly is one of the most well-designed and memorable female video game characters of all time. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Claire Hummel!

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BOOK REVIEW – Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots by Project Itoh (Translated by Nathan Collins)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots is a novelisation of the PlayStation 3 video game Metal Gear Solid 4 written by the late Japanese author Keikaku (Project) Itoh and translated into English by Nathan Collins. It tells the story of the legendary soldier Solid Snake as he battles both the deadly FOXDIE virus coursing through his veins that will soon turn him into a walking biological weapon, and his old enemy Liquid Ocelot, who is planning to hijack a worldwide nanotechnology network known as the Sons of the Patriots.

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GAME REVIEW – Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PSN)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. A stand-alone expansion pack for the 2012 video game Far Cry 3, players take control of ‘Mark IV Cyber Commando’ Sergeant Rex Power Colt as he completes missions on a retro-futuristic open world island. Set during an alternate reality dystopian future in the year 2007, Rex must defeat Colonel Ike Sloan, an elite agent – and former commander – who has gone rogue.

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GAME REVIEW – BioShock Infinite (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games. Although BioShock Infinite is the third game in the BioShock series, it is actually a spiritual successor to the original BioShock (BioShock 2 was developed by a different team without the involvement of Irrational’s creative lead Ken Levine, who returns here), as well as being a standalone game in its own right. Taking place in 1912 within the floating city of Columbia, players take control of disgraced ex-Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt as he attempts to track down a mysterious young woman named Elizabeth, a message repeating over and over again in his head: bring us the girl and wipe away the debt.

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GAME REVIEW – Tomb Raider (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Tomb Raider is an appropriately named reboot for one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time. There’s no need for a suffix – after four previous Tomb Raider games developed by Crystal Dynamics, it seems that the time has come for a fresh start and a reconstructed origin story for the most well-loved and instantly recognisable female video game character in history. The year is 2013 and Lara Croft has finally become relevant again. Hot pants and dual pistols have been replaced by anguish, pain, a bow… and a pickaxe. From the wreckage of the ship Endurance, a survivor is born.

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BOOK REVIEW – Dead Space: Catalyst by B.K. Evenson

By Marty Mulrooney

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Dead Space: Catalyst by B.K. Evenson is a science fiction horror novel set within the Dead Space video game universe. Serving as a sequel to 2010’s Dead Space: Martyr (also written by Evenson), Dead Space: Catalyst is set 250 years in the future and centres around two brothers named Istvan and Jensi.

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